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Miami Slide Fest

Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:30 am

OK, its that time of year again when attention turns to making arrangement to attend the January slide fest in Miami:

http://www.miamiairlinecollectibles.org/index.html

I'm just about to book tickets from the UK to MIA for a week of sun (hopefully!), warmth (hopefully!), photos and meeting friends new and old.

Who else is going to be there?

ANdy
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:45 am

i'll be there jan 14-17.......andy let's go flying  Smile

edit: forgot to just mention that i'll be flying down from JAX on WN on friday afternoon then flying back up on monday afternoon sometime

looking forward to putting some faces with all these names...

jonathan d.

[Edited 2004-12-06 17:54:12]
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:50 am

727Lover, maybe Dazed767, and I will be there that weekend. Already got the time off. Wish I could fly down there but can't afford the $161. Probably will just drive for $40 gas with 727Lover. Lookin forward to goin!

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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:34 am

I haven't been to FLL/MIA for 3 years...can't wait!  Big thumbs up
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Tue Dec 07, 2004 3:34 am

Likely only going to be there on Friday night for the slide show/auction as well as Saturday morning...work schedule for January has me working the Wed-Monday that week...will help out with the auction as normal, and there's a good chance that something's going to be put together in Nick Mills' honor, pending word from Vicki, his wife.

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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Tue Dec 07, 2004 5:08 am

Excellent, we'll I'm game on - flights booked! Anyone else?

Andy
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:37 am

HOPEFULLY I can make it. Not sure yet.

Justin
 
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:12 am

Amazing how digital photographers want to go to a slide convention.....
 
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:20 am

Count me in.I be there.Digital Rules!!!!:D
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:30 am

The SPOT THIS! crew will represent, per tradition...

Amazing how digital photographers want to go to a slide convention

It's not really the slides, it's the ramp tour! Besides, this year there's gonna be a digital show as well.

*plug plug*  Big grin

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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:34 am

some of us digi mons still collect slides  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:40 am

Well, it's the best time of the year to be down there, and why not go when everyone else is there. Good times  Big grin

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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:35 pm

justin said:
"good times".............fo sho mayn

what, when you had like 4 smirnoffs and starting puking? haha, what a lightweight  Big grin

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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:46 pm

what, when you had like 4 smirnoffs and starting puking? haha, what a lightweight

No, that was another member of the "crew"...and it was more like 14 Smirnoffs and a few Guiness.  Big grin

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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Tue Dec 07, 2004 4:44 pm

I guess some of the digi guys like to go on the ramp tour  Big grin

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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Tue Dec 07, 2004 5:29 pm

some of us digi mons still collect slides

You mean that some former slide guys who shoot digital still collect slides? That I find rare these days the again us pure slide guys are a rare breed. I guess one day down the road I will be forced to cheat when slides disappear.
 
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Tue Dec 07, 2004 5:32 pm

Digital Rules!!!! Big grin

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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:39 pm

Looking forward to being down there and seeing all you guys.

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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Wed Dec 08, 2004 12:43 am

LGBPhotos wrote, "You mean that some former slide guys who shoot digital still collect slides?"

Sure...I can think of quite a few slide guys that are dabbling in digital on the side to supplement the slide hobby. I've recently added a 20D to my camera collection for the sole purpose of magazine shots...I'd grown tired of shooting something hot and being told by editors 10 days later when the slides returned that "it's nice, but I already have it"...and yes, once the cardboard mounts disappear, there's no way I wouldn't still enjoy taking pics of planes, just it'll have to be of a different medium.

What a few of us have talked about is the future of these slide conventions. Eddy's show is the first to welcome the digital photographers as it's always been about getting together with friends to spend some sunny days out at the end of the runway. It's what brought me down to MIA in 1994 for my first convention and I've only missed one since. Slide conventions will eventually turn into slide shows centered around a weekend of shooting and being with our friends.

Cheers!
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Thu Dec 09, 2004 2:02 am

I will be there January 8-16th.
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Thu Dec 09, 2004 2:33 am

Looks like I'll be going this year, the wedding we were to attend that weekend has been canceled................to bad for the couple but great for me.

Brick,

What are your hotel plans, care to share a room? Let me know.

LGBPhotos,

Jr. stop sounding like such a grump all the time. As you know I shoot a lot with my 10D, but I still shoot ramp shots with K64 and collect slides and photos. It doesn't matter the format you utilize to take photos, it's a photographic record of the aircraft and I'd rather have a nice digital or print photo than nothing at all because the lighting conditions were to poor for K64.

Remember this is a hobby and a great way to meet fellow photographers and enthusiasts, don't put people down for shooting digital. A number of the best and most experienced slide shooters have come to find the digital world a great complement to their slide shooting.

Mike
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Thu Dec 09, 2004 4:27 am

I am not a grump all the time and if anyone can't take a little teasing or taunting then that is not my problem. I am not putting people down for shooting digital, I never said that people who shoot digital suck or are bad photographers. I just think that shooting digital is cheating because you can shoot something half frame, crop it and make people think you shot it full frame..........can't do that with slides or prints or atleast not as easily.
 
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:23 am

anyone looking for a roommate?
 
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Thu Dec 09, 2004 8:12 am

When Kodak stops making slides, i'm switching to Fuji, when Fuji stops and no one else makes 'em, i'll be 100% digital, but hopefully that will never ever happen.

JP
 
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:41 am

Even though I am not into slides, I'd like to stop by and meet all of you guys. I'll know for sure closer to the date.

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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:00 pm

Dacman,

I'll probably give you a call this weekend. I've already bought my plane ticket so it's a done deal for me. We'll discuss this on the phone...

Just returned from SXM last night. I shared a room with Rick there. He'll probably tell you I like to walk around naked in the hotel room. Whatever he says it's a lie.  Smile
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:04 am

Brick,

I won't believe anything Rick says about you, he's probably just jealous anyway......hehehehehehehehehehehehehe.

Talk to you this weekend.

Mike
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:05 pm

Maybe it will rain in MIA that weekend.
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:10 pm

Jason,

Just stay the hell away. I have too much money invested in this trip already...  Smile

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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:56 pm

Too late.I will be there on the 13th.
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:11 pm

You sure you weren't in SXM on Tuesday around 3:00pm? Rick got rained on pretty hard while waiting to shoot my flight on its way out. Hee hee...
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Sat Dec 11, 2004 3:21 am

I wasnt there my friend.SXM is on my list of places to go in 2005.
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RE: Miami Slide Fest

Sun Dec 12, 2004 7:50 am

See u all there!!!!

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